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Happy Earth Day 2019 HIGHLIGHTS: This year’s theme is ‘protect our species’

Earth Day 2019 Highlights: First celebrated in the United States in 1970, the idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin.

Earth Day 2019 LIVE Updates: This year's theme is 'Protect our species'
According to Earth Day Network, this year’s Earth Day is dedicated to protecting our species and raise awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction. (File Photo)

Earth Day 2019 Highlights: On the occasion of Earth Day 2019, several events and campaigns are being held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This is a day which is meant to emphasise the need to protect the planet and preserve its environment.

Google Doodle Monday celebrated Earth Day 2019. On the occasion, it took people across the planet to take a look at some awe-inspiring organisms which inhabit it. The interactive slideshow that Google has put up explores a total of six such organisms along with their “earthly superlative” — its unique quality.

According to Earth Day Network, this year’s Earth Day is dedicated to protecting species and raising awareness about the accelerating rate of extinction. Earth Day was first celebrated in the US in the 1970s, and went global by the 1990s — it is now celebrated in at least 192 countries. The idea of commemorating such a day was propounded by Gaylord Nelson, a US senator from Wisconsin. Nelson, who had been a witness to the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, California in 1969, felt the urgency of the matter.

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People celebrate Earth Day with awareness programmes.

Girls pose for a selfie during an awareness program to save earth on the eve of the Earth Day at Rani Durgavati Museum, in Jabalpur. (PTI photo)

Mahindra & Mahindra's initiative to plant a tree is unique!

Car manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra's initiative to plant a tree is very unique - you tweet to them with #ProtectOurSpecies, and on behalf of you, they plant a tree.

Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra's message on Earth Day

Bollywood actor Siddharth Malhotra has a message to spread on this Earth Day, calls upon his fans to do their bit.

National Geographic makes you take the #PlanetorPlastic pledge

This Earth Day, take National Geographic's #PlanetorPlastic pledge.

United Nations gives you an insight into what you can do this Earth Day

On this Earth Day, the United Nations' list of 'What you can do' will help you with ideas.

Puducherry L-G asks people to plant tree on birthdays/anniversaries

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik calls for action before it's too late

Indian National Congress urges everyone to do everything to save planet earth

Greta Thunberg wants more than hope

WWF encourages people to take part in their month-long Earth Day challenge

PM Modi urges people to focus on sustainable development

UN chief António Guterres urges people to take climate action

Deforestation is worsening endangered status of Red Pandas

Celebrate Earth Day with NASA

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According to the United Nations, International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.

As we celebrate Earth Day today, there is a pressing need to realise that climate change is as real as it gets, and it comes in various manifestation with havoc effects like food insecurity, rise in sea level and extreme weather conditions.

According to the United Nations, International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. This Day also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony with nature and the Earth to achieve a just balance among the economic, social and environmental needs of present and future generations of humanity.

Earth Day was first celebrated in the 1970s by the US. On April 22, 1970, around 20 million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment.

It spread to the rest of the world by 1990s, and is now celebrated in at least 192 countries.